This documentary in progress includes rare archival footage from performances of Education of the Girlchild between 1973-20, and centers around a reunion of the original cast members for a revival of the work at the Joyce Theater in 1993. Interviews with Monk and the cast about the process and past performances are woven together with music, photographs and performance footage to create an inside look at an artist at work, offering an expansive view of a seminal piece that has lasted the ages and continues to inspire audiences world-wide.
Cinematography by Jerry Pantzer, a long-time member of DFA’s Board of Directors.
Editing: Joelle Schon
Originally produced by: Barbara Dufty and Amy Schatz with Jane Zipp
While you wait for Sunday’s screening, below is a clip of Peter Greenaway’s 1983 film Four American Composers. It begins with Monk discussing her 16 mm Earrings.